Norm Shierlaw

In 2007 Norm kindly contributed a significant donation to enable the redevelopment of the Park 12 long room and others parts of the grandstand in the memory of his twin brother John Gow Shierlaw. Both brothers played for the AUFC and both signed up for WW 2 in 1941. John was unfortunately killed by friendly fire from a spitfire in 1945 after he escaped from a POW camp in Muskau 2 days before the end of the war. His headstone is in Berlin.

Norm has now passed but the AUFC ANZAC medal continues to be donated by the Shierlaw family for both the men’s and women’s Div 1 matches that line up with ANZAC Day. Norm  presented it when alive, then his wife Barbara now a member of the family where possible. It is usually a moving experience for all concerned.

Norm first played for AUFC  in 1940 with #99 on his back. (sewn on upside down as he was meant to be 66). Norm and John both played A grade together in 1940. Norm was awarded the Sangster medal in 1940 (most improved) and was runner up in the Hone medal in 1941 (ie runner up as best in the whole A grade competition). Norm also was secretary of the AUFC in 1941.

The book “A Capital Life” the story of Mr Poseidon, Norm Shierlaw by Bill Nicholas captures the spirit of the Shierlaw twins and their love of the AUFC and those they kicked the ball with on the beautiful university oval

Extracts from the book include…….

Address

Adelaide University Football Club
Ground Floor, George Murray Building
Gate 10, Victoria Drive
University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

The Blacks have always stayed committed to the fine principles of University Sport and you can rest assured that the man or woman alongside you is also playing for the love of the club and the game in its purest form. It makes success all the more glorious.

Address

Adelaide University Football Club
Ground Floor, George Murray Building
Gate 10, Victoria Drive
University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

The Blacks have always stayed committed to the fine principles of University Sport and you can rest assured that the man or woman alongside you is also playing for the love of the club and the game in its purest form. It makes success all the more glorious.